RECIPE | Vegan quinoa salad

Fresh and healthy for a spring lunch - a rainbow on your plate!

20 October 2019 - 00:00 By Sasha Zambetti
Vegan quinoa salad.
Vegan quinoa salad.
Image: Christoph Hoffman

Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy


Half a cucumber, chopped

1 carrot, peeled and grated

A handful of baby tomatoes, halved

1 red pepper, seeded and sliced

A quarter of a red onion, finely diced

Half a celery stalk, sliced

A handful of finely sliced red cabbage

A handful of rocket leaves

100g cooked quinoa


15ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar

Juice of 1 lime

30ml (2 tbsp) grapeseed oil

5ml (1 tsp) maple syrup

A pinch of chilli flakes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Toss all the ingredients together and place in a bowl.
  2. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a glass jar with a lid, seal, shake well and pour over salad and serve.


Sasha Zambetti is executive chef at Kaylee’s Eatery in Bedfordview, Joburg, which specialises in vegetarian/vegan food. She has worked in culinary fields from bush catering to fine dining, run her own cookery school and hosted a TV show.